Swap-bot Time: August 23, 2019 3:58 am


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: August 22, 2019
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 48 year old married mother of two teens. We have a French bulldog named Chuck, a little snake named Roger, and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. I enjoy my wonderful family!

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am an accountant and just started a new job after nearly twenty years at my previous workplace. Big changes!

My focus word for 2019 is COMMIT. I am committing to living healthier, getting out more, executing some of the plans Iโ€™ve had on the back burner for a while now, and to doing my best to improve my mental health (I get the blues really bad since I lost my mom a couple of years ago).

Me, A-Z

These are the things I love...

A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels

B: Bullet Journaling; Brocante Home, a favorite blog; Bookmarks; the Beach;

C: Christmas, my favorite holiday; Crochet; Cheerful anything; My Cricut machine; Candles; chocolate (dark is my favorite, but I love it all); the word "COURAGE" (I would like anything with the word on it, as this is my focus word for 2018)

D: Daisies

E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes

F: French Bulldogs; Flipbooks; Family

G: Genealogy; Gala Darling, a favorite blogger; Game of Thrones

H: my Happy Planner; Home Spa Time; Happy Mail; Handmade anything; (trips to) Hollywood; Hearts; Hot Cocoa; Halloween

I: Ink Pens, all kinds!

J: Journals


L: Letters in my Mailbox; Libra, my sign; Leopard Print; The Little Mermaid (Disney); Letter Sets

M: Mermaids; Miniature anything, I love tiny things!!; the Moon

N: Notecards; Naps

O: Octopus, the Ocean; Orange/chocolate flavor combinations; Oakland Raiders; October, my birthday month

P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts

Q: Quiet Time

R: Reading (see below); Running, although I haven't done it in a while

S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink; SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal (if you've read this and/or play, I'd love to hear how you are using this book.)

T: Tea, all kinds; Traveller's notebook, standard size, Trader Joe's shopping bag from your region

U: Under the Sea themes;

V: Vanilla, my favorite scent; Vintage Homemaking; my Vanity Table

W: Washi Tape; the Golden State Warriors


Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!


Favorite Books

I like mysteries a lot, I am currently reading Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series.

I get most of the books for my to-be-read list from the podcast What Should I Read Next. If you haven't listed to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.

I wouldn't consider myself a fan of sci-fi or fantasy, but after watching Game of Thrones I have begun to read the series. I am currently on the first book.

Books I've read and enjoyed (that I can think of right now): Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Dry by Jane Harper; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson


Piroshilove rated for Starbucks Swap - Gift Cards No.2 on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: Wow! I am so happy with the adorable kit that you made for me! It's perfect to pop right into my purse. Thank you!
Comment: I hope that your new pet is happy and healthy!! Back when I was in elementary school we had a "'therapy dragon"" named Puff that was quite an escape artist.
amlwin19 rated for 12 Days of Christmas Day 1 on Aug 16, 2019
CookieMomster78 rated for Love Your Bookshop Day on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: This postcard is amazing, Kathy! Thank you for sending me a little piece of home! And extra kudos for using the great John Lennon postage stamp. This postcard is now part of my personal faves collection!
lilmermaid rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: thank you so very much for the awesome pc
mlandman rated for WIYM: Match-a-Stamp Mail Art #7 on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Hi Kathy, thanks for your great mail art! I love the way you decorated the envelope and used three different couloured John Lennon stamps! I was on holiday, so found your envie a bit later. It was a nice surprise when I came home!
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: neat postbox card! thanks :)
Joeanniee rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 21, 2019
denisedecker58 rated for Journal Pen Pal on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: I am so very sorry I took this long to rate you on this swap Kathy! I honestly thought I had! You did a great job on the journal and I am in the process of answering you back! I again apologize for the delay!!
CHOWEFACE rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
shinyserra rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: I LOVE this mailbox pc!!!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely vintage poster picture post card of a San Fran trolley car. Love it!
MargotBond rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thank You!
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Loved the letterbox card!
Comment: Loved the San Fran PC. I also love Autumn.
paperlover rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the red mailbox post card
boandsully rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Lovely card. I love mailboxes!
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you

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yvonne401 on Apr 11, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

luluvision on Feb 26, 2019:

Received your lovely letter and Las Vegas PC for the SMUSA Pen Pal swap! Thank you! Looking forward to the last installment!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


emilyyspellmann on Oct 31, 2018:

I love you mom! Thank you for getting me into Swap-Bot๐Ÿ’•

CurlyTea on Oct 1, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

LadyJo on Jul 16, 2018:

Thank you for the book I received today! It looks like a fun read! I liked the Mason Jar note card too! That is neat!

LadyJo on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you for the journals and the mini letter set I received today in the mail! You know my taste very well! I also got the postcard today and the letter yesterday! I look forward too the other two things as well! A fun swap! I rate you after I get the other two things. I also loved the teacup envelope you sent the journals in! Way too cool!

yvonne401 on Apr 15, 2018:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



CurlyTea on Oct 2, 2017:

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